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How much stability testing is really required for a 24/7 overclock? I had my new processor pass 9 hours of Prime95 blend, but after installing SP1 today and using the new LinX I got a BSOD immediately. I've already upped the voltage 3 times and it still BSOD's within one hour.

When I play games everything is fine. I haven't had any crashes yet, except from the new LinX. Is this really necessary? The old LinX passed with even lower voltage than Prime95.
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If I recall Prime95 small tff was the preferred method as it was more intensive on the OC. I know 1 hr is what is required for the 5G club. I would suspect a few hrs of small and/or blend would suffice for 24/7.

My mistake they changed it again to 1 hr blend.
Edited by bratas - 2/22/11 at 11:40am
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I call my OC stable after 30 passes of the AVX IBT, I do prime blend for an hour 1st though. If it can pass those you shouldnt have to worry about anything. I keep my rig folding when its not being used so I dont want WU's failing because of an unstable oc.
 
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Originally Posted by bratas;12483826 
If I recall Prime95 small tff was the preferred method as it was more intensive on the OC. I know 1 hr is what is required for the 5G club. I would suspect a few hrs of small and/or blend would suffice for 24/7.

My mistake they changed it again to 1 hr blend.

You need to do 1hr small fft's and 1hr blend to get in the 5ghz club. We all were testing with small fft's with no problems. Then try to blend and we were all failing in minutes and had to bump voltage about .05v up from where small fft's was stable.

Blend will crash you faster than small fft's with the SB chips.
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Originally Posted by Hambone07si;12483983 
You need to do 1hr small fft's and 1hr blend to get in the 5ghz club. We all were testing with small fft's with no problems. Then try to blend and we were all failing in minutes and had to bump voltage about .05v up from where small fft's was stable.

Blend will crash you faster than small fft's with the SB chips.

It passed 9 hours of Prime95 blend. It's the AVX LinX that stresses the chip so much more failing after 3 more bumps after the Prime95 blend pass.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Hambone07si;12483983 
You need to do 1hr small fft's and 1hr blend to get in the 5ghz club. We all were testing with small fft's with no problems. Then try to blend and we were all failing in minutes and had to bump voltage about .05v up from where small fft's was stable.

Blend will crash you faster than small fft's with the SB chips.

That's what I thought it used to be until I saw this.
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Figured I'd take the plunge and start my first club.

Rules.

1. 1hr blend stable run. This is still by far the only program that TRULY stresses the imperfections of this chip.

2. MUST have a screenie WHILE UNDER LOAD with your name, CPU-Z 1.56.3 and realtemp 3.67 ONLY!!

3. List your overclock, voltage, ram, cooling, and Batch number.

Cpu-z 1.56.3 download link:http://www.fileden.com/files/2010/4/14/2827595/cpuz_1563.zip

Realtemp 3.67 download link: http://www.mediafire.com/?n99nq4kn95u6i6a

***ATTENTION CURRENT MEMBERS*** A 1hr blend test with screenie is now required, as it's stressing harder than small fft. 30 days from today ( 1/25/2011 ) to post or you will be removed from club.
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Originally Posted by cory1234;12484079 
It passed 9 hours of Prime95 blend. It's the AVX LinX that stresses the chip so much more failing after 3 more bumps after the Prime95 blend pass.

This is only happening after you applied SP1?

Something sounds fishy with Win 7 then.
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This is only happening after you applied SP1?

Something sounds fishy with Win 7 then.

Yes the new instruction sets in SP1 put much more stress under these Sandy Bridge chips.
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Bratas I'm in that club. We use blend. So not sure what your telling me there.
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Bratas I'm in that club. We use blend. So not sure what your telling me there.

I know you are, did you not read the last sentence? Where I said, "my mistake they changed it again to 1 hr blend."

Regardless with 9 hrs of blend it should be stable, but with the change in SP1 it sounds like that may no longer be sufficient.
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